Er... one of the main reasons an old G1t like me was interested, & in the flesh the colour is rather plush, deep metallic flakes. Don't even get me satrted on baby sh 1T tan seats though!
I had to check it wasn't Dinomoto's one that's the same. I think I mentioned how classy that combination looked from the photos of his when it was at Sascron or whatever the dealer down south that was selling it was called. There was one photo of it from high up on the NS rear quarter looking down the flank and it had Maserati and Aston levels of classiness to my eyes.
I've previously worked in sales, and one technique is to get customers to picture the solution or item in their lives. I may have imagined myself driving this 36K mile one around my neighbourhood and people spotting the '3.2' badge and me burbling along a local short cuts. I was imagining it parked outside my place nose to nose with a Fiat Coupe in that wine red shade with tan leather and imagining my head going from left to right like watching a volley during a tennis match. £3K for that phase 3 looked an absolute bargain.
I may have plucked some greys today and got away with paying the barber that's done some good haircuts before a fiver for a No. 1 all over earlier in the week. It's a bit like removing the plastic cill covers, going for a No. 1 buzz cut allows clear visibility of the inevitable backwards and thinning progress.
Pud of course is right, I was already thinking £700 for a Quaife and thought it may need more for a cambelt, but for me it's a want rather than a need, checking my MoT lastnight as I needed the date to reference a timeline having done 3,000 miles a year in my banger, between 2012 and 2013 MoTs I only did 1,000 miles. I have a want, rather than a need. It would sit in a garage festering as I can walk to the shops and work.
I could find the Evo review of when the JTS and 3.2 came out while searching lastnight but came across the AutoExpress one. They finished by saying it's a shame the V6 wasn't RWD and said £30K, though that may have been for a 3.2 Spider. For something that's depreciated to about a tenth of it's new price, with that low mileage it looked a cracking price, though I may be relying on man maths there a little.